NORFOLK, Va. - Hofstra used three first-half goals to defeat the Towson University field hockey team 3-0 on Thursday evening in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Field Hockey Tournament. The Tigers completed their season with a record of 10-10.
"I'm extremely proud of the season we had," said Coach Michelle Webber. "It may not have been in the cards for us tonight but we proved a lot of people wrong by just getting to the tournament."
Hofstra took an early lead on the Tigers as the Pride scored just 1:01 into the game. Genna Kovar collected a ball up top and rifled a shot from the right side into the back of the net. The Pride would add to their lead in the 11th minute as Micaela Gallagher deflected a shot on a penalty corner for a 2-0 lead. Hofstra added to its lead in the 34th minute as Codi Nyland scored off a crossing pass.
Hofstra outshot the Tigers 6-3 in the first half and held a 3-2 edge in penalty corners.
Both teams battled hard in the second half but neither team was able to find the back of the net. Redshirt freshman Christina Siwiec came out of the net to make a couple of big saves for the Tigers.
Hofstra outshot the Tigers, 6-2 in the second half and finished the game with a 12-5 advantage in shots. The Pride recorded the only three penalty corners of the second half and held a 6-2 edge at the end of the game.
Amanda Heyde made two saves to earn the win in goal for Hofstra. Siwiec finished with four saves in goal for the Tigers.
Towson loses seven seniors to graduation, including the Tigers' leading scorers from this season in Katie DeFilippo and Kim Schnell. The Tigers return seven players that scored at least one goal this season and Siwiec in goal.
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